We had appointments to attend at the Prefecture in Annecy. They wouldn’t do us both on the same day so we had 4 nights in Chamonix between appointments. As getting there provided an opportunity to see different parts of the country we had 3 nights in Buis les Baronnies on the way and 2 nights in the Tarn on the way back.
Buis has always been a favourite of mine as I used to climb there every Easter about 35 years ago. Breezy had never been but was keen. It is still beautiful even though it has been developed massively. As well as building, the climbing has been developed as well as walking trails, via feratta and VVT (Mountain Biking). We camped, climbed, biked and explored the restaurants in town.
Chamonix was staying with friends, Sauze and Patrick. Walking over the Derechoire on the Fiz and climbing at La Joux. Also managed to catch up with other great friends while we were there as well.
The Tarn was new to us both and we decided to drive through the gorge du Tarn, stopping to explore a couple of the towns with a view to returning out of “tourist season”. The whole area is beautiful with loads of scope for climbing and biking. We will be back.